Wednesday, February 27, 2019
HAPPY 42nd BIRTHDAY!
Woodblock Print #42 from
100 Views of Edo
"Cherry Blossoms by Tama River" (1856)
by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858),
Brooklyn Museum Notes
Hawkeye Belle Rose
Pink blend Shrub
light pink shading
Blooms with 42 petals
Diameter: 4.25 inches
Height: 4 feet-5 feet
Bred in 1975, USA
by Dr. Griffith J. Buck
Spring is coming, just three weeks away!
May cherry blossoms of Ando Hiroshige's
Woodcut #42 and extremely fragrant
Hawkeye Belle Rose with 42 petals
bring you much joyfulness, serenity,
and peace in your 42nd year.
(604 B.C.-517 B.C.)
Chinese silk painting
from British Museum
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, Verse 42:
The Tao gives birth to One.
One gives birth to Two.
Two gives birth to Three.
Three gives birth to all things.
All things with backs to the female
and stand facing the male.
When male and female combine,
all things achieve harmony.
Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the Master makes use of it,
embracing his aloneness, realizing
he is one with the whole universe.
translated by Stephen Mitchell
Harper Perennial (1994)
for Brooklyn Dodgers
(1947-1956); Hall of Fame 1962
#42 retired by all MLB teams
|At age 42, David Livingstone was first European to see Victoria Falls (November 16, 1855).|
At age 42, Eadweard Muybridge showed Leland Stanford all four feet of galloping horse are off the ground
South Rhodesia #37A (issued 1938)
Photograph of galloping horse (1872)
|A race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought|
to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
When the answer was finally revealed it was 42.
Happy 42nd Birthday Dear Elisa
May you find 42
a most beautiful
and fruitful year.
With Much Love,
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